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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 19, 2011 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Is that Becker and Fagen sitting in?

While not quite as fond of the performance as the gentleman above me,there is some very interesting music to be had in the 65 minute chunk which is the
WRS->Dark Star->drums->Eyes->Wharf Rat.As Cliff mentioned the quality of this source is top shelf,the instrument separation and mix just lend themselves to hearing the music in a proper manner which is very rarely the case.As noted the WRS prelude and part 1 were played with purpose and energy,Phil's bass and Keith's keyboards leading the way to an all-time version,into a good Let it Grow that shifts into Dark Star which features a nice exploratory opening 9 minutes or so,with all the players seeming free to roam about,at 3:30 an odd UJB/Feelin' Groovy sort of jam between Phil and Keith takes form only to morph into into some morse code like Phil licks followed by some pretty,flowing Jerry leads,at about 8:00 Jerry and Weir start to flesh out a Mind Left Body jam with some beautiful dual guitar lines and Keith adds some husky piano with strong blocks of notes,it is somewhat disjointed,but an excellent,albeit short MLB jam which dissolves into an Other One- ish jam,into the theme,then verse which is followed by a fairly standard post verse jam, 73' style.After a 2 minute drum solo we get a sharp,well played Eyes of the World,as the third verse concludes at about 6:45 Phil rings out a series of popping leads as Weir and Keith jam along underneath with Billy keeping tight rein on the time,Weir displays here how fine a rhythm guitarist he is,Jerry rejoins the fray at about 8:30 as Keith spits out some beautiful clusters and the band works it's way towards the Stronger Than Dirt jam and finish of Eyes.A nice version of Wharf Rat closes out this 65 minute chunk of music,it sports a spirited vocal take on the I'll get up and fly away and following verses,along with some fine piano fills and tight accent drumming.This night might seem like a Phil dominated performance,but I think much like the next night Keith''s contributions are integral to the quality of the performances.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 20, 2011 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Is that Becker and Fagen sitting in?

Extremely well done review!

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 20, 2011 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Is that Becker and Fagen sitting in?

Thanks Cliff